Passiflora caerulea, Blue Passion Vine
Blue Passion vine has 3 inches, large blue flowers that are arranged in unbelievably intricate and fantastical layer. This vine gets a fresh start each spring, so it never gets too big or ungainly. It has tendrils for climbing, but it’s often found sprawling along the ground, where it seems to bloom and grow just as well. The fruit is a pale yellow, 2 inches long in the early autumn. The root system is deep and may colonize to form a ground cover, beware can become a vigorous invasive vine, suggest planting in a container to keep in control.
Native to South America.
Please beware that parts of this plant may be toxic if ingested.
Yearly Foliage: Deciduous, semi-evergreen, evergreen
Hardiness Zone: 7-10
Light: Full Sun to partial shade
Mature Growth: 6-15 feet high
Soil: Average well drained garden soil
Wildlife: Nectar-insects, Nectar-butterflies, Nectar-bees
Larval Host Plant for: Zebra, Julia, Gulf Fritillary, Variegated Fritillary butterflies
Plant Size when available: 1 quart, 1 gallon, 2 gallon